When you break or lose your keys, gaining access to your vehicle can be a nightmare. When you need quick, emergency access, it helps to know what locksmiths are available at a short notice.
247 locksmiths are based in the West Midlands and we operate around the clock. We know how stressful these situations can be, so we offer an emergency service to quickly resolve these problems.
Why Do You Need An Emergency Locksmith?
All it takes is one simple accident to stop you from using your vehicle. Whether you’re dealing with broken car keys or have misplaced your current keys (sometimes even inside the car itself), there are many situations when you need to get in to your vehicle.
Accidents and emergencies happen when you least expect them. If you’re locked out of your vehicle outside regular business hours, you often can’t wait for garages to open the next morning. For example, if you’re away from home and the weather is cold outside, or you have to pick up children, go to work or have people with you, quicker access is important.
Also, don’t forget there may be situations when you simply need to get something from inside the car itself. This could be work documents, a pet or even a child. This is why it’s always a good idea to have an emergency vehicle entry specialist on your phone.
How Quickly Can Our Locksmiths Gain Access?
Our professional locksmiths can often gain access in moments. This is because we use specialised, sophisticated lock picking tools that are designed to replicate your key, working as your locks would expect. Of course, there are many different types of keys, such as transponders and electronic chips, and we tailor our services to match the type of locks found on your specific car model.
Does This Damage The Vehicle?
Because we open the lock holistically, this process doesn’t damage the vehicle. Our vehicle entry methods focus entirely on opening the door naturally and safely. We don’t smash windows or take out panels.
Furthermore, if you have broken car keys, we can often repair these, or use what’s left to make a new copy. These spare keys will work with your existing lock, so you don’t need to spend money installing new locks across your vehicle.
What Proof Of Ownership Is Required?
We can only gain entry into vehicles when we have the owners permission so, naturally, we need some proof that you are the owner of the vehicle before we can get to work.
Fortunately, there are many ways to demonstrate proof of ownership. As such, it is advisable that you always have access to the following:
- The vehicle’s registration number
- The Vehicle Identification Number, found on the car’s V5 document and log book
- Some form of personal identification. This should ideally have a photograph, so we can prove you are the same person named on the above forms. A passport or driver’s license will suffice.
As you can see, you don’t need much. Yet having some proof of ownership will help us to quickly determine that you are the rightful owner. In turn, this allows us to get into your car as soon as possible, giving you access to your vehicle in no time at all.